Tip Tuesday – Camping Tips

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The weather is warming up and that means camping! We found this great site that has over 40 great tips for your next camping trip.

-Use old tick tac containers for spices, matches, vitamins, or safety pins

-use bundles of sage in your fire to keep mosquitos away

Click on the link to see them all:

Camping Hacks by Buzz Feed

 

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Food Friday – Grandma’s Banana Bread

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Banana bread is Yuuuuumy! It never hurts to have a goos banana bread recipe laying around. We like to save our old black bananas in the freezer so we can make banana bread anytime.

Here is a family recipe that we love.

 

What you need:

4 cups flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 cups sugar

1 cup shortening

4 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

6 tbs. sour milk (to sour milk add 3-4 drops vinegar or lemon juice to milk)

6 bananas (black)

1 cup nuts (optional)

 

What to do:

1. Cream together sugar, shortening, eggs, vanilla, and milk

2. mix dry ingredients in separate bowl

3. Add dry ingredients to sugar mix 1 cup at a time while blending with mixer

4. Mash bananas and add to mixture

5. Add nuts if desired

6. Grease loaf pan

7. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 mins.

 

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Food Friday – Chili’s Style Salsa

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Do you love the salsa they serve at Chili’s? We do too. It’s actually very easy to make. We are going to teach you how.

Here’s what you need:

1- 28oz. can of whole tomatoes (drained)

2 whole jalapeños (canned)

1/2 yellow onion (cut in half before blending)

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. sugar

2 tsp. line juice

Here’s what you do:

Take all ingredients and blend together in food processor or blender until smooth! Yup that’s it!

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Thrifty Thursday – Coupon Database!

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Do you coupon? We do! We love coupons but they are sometimes hard to find. Did you know that A Thrifty Mom has a coupon database? Head over to their Facebook page and click on coupon database to find tons of great coupons in one place.

Here is a link to their page:

https://www.facebook.com/AThriftyMom/app_137541772984354

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Tattle Tuesday – Battle of the Blur

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We have a new segment at bizzy babee! Once a month we will be trying out a new product and revealing the results. This we we are comparing 2 new products that claim to blur the effects of wrinkles. The first product we tried was the Lancome Visonnaire. It retails for $55 and claims to diminish the effects of wrinkles in 1 minute. The second product we tried was by Garnier. It retails for $16 and claims to work in 5 seconds.  Watch the video to see which one was the winner!

tattle tuesday

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WIkSexTwoU

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Thrifty Thursday – To Bundle or Not to Bundle

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To bundle or not to bundle, that is the question for today. The answer? YES! There are a lot of great “bundling” offers out there and they are a big savings. Internet, phone and cable for $99 bucks, yes please. So what about after the introductory period is up? Now your bill skyrockets to $200+ dollars. What do you do? You call and negotiate. Your opening line starts out something like this. “Hi I’d like to call and cancel my services” or “I’d like to cancel everything but my landline”. This will get them saying things like “oh I’m sorry to hear that. Was there a problem with your services?” Let them know that it has just gotten way to expensive and you are going to move to “blah blah blah services”,  for some great offer they are running. (It’s a good idea to have saved a few of those other offers before you are going to do this.) Often times their negotiating skills will kick right in and start offering you the same deal or  extend the deal you had. The funny thing is they want you to sign a 1 or 2 year contract with them once you struck a deal. SUPER! That means they can’t raise your rates for 2 years! I’ll take it.

What is the customer service agent don’t offer me a deal? Good question! Sometimes the customer service agent is new, doesn’t know how to negotiate or is just a pain in the butt.  You can do three things:

1. Ask to speak to a manager

2. Find a reason to get off the phone and call back at another time. (you are likely to get another agent)

3. Cancel – It is a pain, but they will send even better offers the next round. Additionally, you can take advantage of the free stuff from the new carrier you choose. Just be sure to watch all your pre-recorded shows. Those will leave with your service.

 

Good luck and happy saving

 

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